Call for Bikeshedding: remote auth at install time

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Jun 4 15:39:31 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-06-04 at 10:06 +0300, Jonathan Dieter wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-06-03 at 18:07 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Whether this is a blocker or not comes down to a judgement call, because
> > it hinges on whether this is a significant inconvenience for a large
> > enough number of users. So we need to know from people who use Fedora in
> > remote auth environments whether it's a big problem not to be able to
> > set it up at install / firstboot time, or whether you'd be okay with
> > creating a local user to get through initial-setup and then configuring
> > remote auth from that local account.
> For me, as a system administrator of a number of labs that all use
> Fedora, the main inconvenience is being forced to create a local user at
> install time.  I don't mind going through manual configuration to get
> LDAP / Kerberos setup on the desktop, but it's a pain to setup a local
> user, complete with password that passes the complexity checks, just to
> delete it.

gnome-initial-setup forces creation of a user account, but there are
sekrit hacks you can use to skip it - gives one (or you
could just not include g-i-s in your kickstart). anaconda and
initial-setup do not force the creation of a user account. (also as
another sidebar, g-i-s is no longer enforcing the password complexity
check; anaconda and i-s never have, it's only a warning).
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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